SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 1, 2009) — Whether travelers are drawn by the natural beauty of rugged coastlines, intrigued by colonial landmarks, or hope to experience dazzling fall foliage, Princess’ annual voyages along the Atlantic coast of Canada and New England are full of memorable destinations. In 2010, Caribbean Princess and Crown Princess will return to the region to offer the perfect way to experience the charms of the Eastern Seaboard.
In total, the two ships will offer 15 departures on three different itineraries. For a convenient roundtrip cruise, Caribbean Princess will sail on seven-day voyages from New York. For those who want to explore this historic region further, Crown Princess departs on the classic 10-day itinerary between New York City and charming QuÃ©bec City. And for a tour of the entire coastline, Crown Princess will also sail on an extended 13-day Canada & Colonial America journey along the full length of the Atlantic coast. The Canada & New England season will run from August 7 through October 17, 2010.
“There are few itineraries where passengers can visit some of North America’s greatest cities and enjoy such unspoiled beauty all in one vacation,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “These Canada and New England sailings offer such an attractive travel option that we’ve deployed two of our largest, most amenity-filled vessels on the route.”
Princess’ 2010 Canada & New England season includes:
Roundtrip Seven-Day Canada & New England from New York – Caribbean Princess will sail on convenient seven-day roundtrip itineraries from New York with port calls in Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor (for Acadia national Park), Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) and Halifax. The ship will depart on 11 sailings from August 7 to October 16.
Classic 10-Day Canada & New England – Crown Princess will offer Princess’ classic 10-day route between New York and QuÃ©bec City. Passengers will enjoy visits to Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor (for Acadia national Park), Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy), Halifax, Sydney (Nova Scotia) and Ville Saguenay (QuÃ©bec), plus an overnight stay in charming QuÃ©bec City. The ship sails on three cruises on this route between September 17 and October 7.
Canada & Colonial America – Crown Princess will also feature one departure on an extended 13-day Canada & Colonial America itinerary from QuÃ©bec City to Ft. Lauderdale. The October 17 sailing includes an overnight in QuÃ©bec City and visits Ville Saguenay, Halifax, Bar Harbor (for Acadia National Park), Boston, Newport, New York (Brooklyn), Norfolk (for Williamsburg and Jamestown), and Charleston.
For those who would like to extend their Canada & New England vacation, Princess offers escorted pre- or post-cruise land tours in conjunction with these sailings, in which passengers can travel back through historic America or spend further time in Canada with a complete cruisetour.
Launch fares for seven-day Canada & New England sailings begin at $945 per person, based on double occupancy. Canada & New England sailings open for sale on May 21, 2009.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.